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Unread 08-30-2013, 07:17 AM   #1
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Tire carrier for 35"'s

Hey, so i just got my jeep yesterday. It has 35" tires, with the smittybilt tire carrier on the back.


it seems kinda small. but w/e.

My problem is fitting my tire onto it. I wheels have about a 3" hole in the centre and im not entirely sure how to mount it without it wobbling. The previous owners never mounted it because it would wobble on the carrier. Any ideas?

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Unread 08-30-2013, 07:54 AM   #2
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i fail to see how that tire carrier actually helps support the wheel/tire better then the OEM part. The biggest issue is the added weight put on the hinges causing the tailgate to sag over time.

IF i were you, i'd just sell it and buy something of better quality that will actually do the job its supposed to.
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Unread 08-30-2013, 08:59 AM   #3
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ok, thats what i was going to do in the near future. i really like the LOD ones. does anyone havr any recomendations for good price/ quality?
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Unread 08-30-2013, 09:07 AM   #4
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I've been using the Smitty carrier you linked above for over a year now with no problems. When I bought it, I researched it and nobody had anything bad to say about it. I bought it intending it to be a temporary solution. My only complaint is that it rattles when I go over big bumps. Other than that, it's been great.

My top two choices for an eventual replacement are the Teraflex or the OR Fab which are stand alone carriers that will let you use any bumper you like. I think the Teraflex carrier might work well when combined with this Smitty carrier. Teraflex sells two parts: The hinge and carrier. Supposedly you only need the hinge for a 35". I figure I will probably be able to add the hinge and keep the Smitty as the carrier. You might want to look into the same thing since there will be nothing close in price range to that combo.
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